Introductory Analysis and Comment on the Following Article:
Khan has been promoting anti-government rhetoric since being ousted in April, following a downturn in relations with the military. He accuses the new government of being “imported” as a result of U.S. intervention.
This article “Pakistan: Plunging into Chaos?” is more a description of the cascade of give and take between a political party that is identifying its ideology around nationalistic claims and the old elites that is entrenched in the military and in the civilian circles that are like the Russian Dolls, a reproduction of the Military power under designed and colored civilian clothes.
Once we have completed the reading of this article “Pakistan: Plunging into Chaos?“, there is no plan or strategy defining or differentiating each adversary or participant in this exchange of invectives that are presented as the message and the expression of the communication that is offending personalities.
We are then assisting and seeing how politics is becoming more a “politicelibrity” with all the sensational negativity that enhance their public image and maintain their presence on the cover of these cheap magazine and trash newspaper, what we called in French les Torchons pour designer this kind of newspaper.
As a whole this article “Pakistan: Plunging into Chaos?” describes and puts forth zero definitive policy initiatives, it is simply how Imran Khan, former prime minister of Pakistan moaned about inflation, denounces crime of corruption, selling out Pakistan to the US, importing conspiracy and covert alliance with the US intelligence, but no concrete ideas are given or presented about Imran Khan, as possible return as prime minister of Pakistan, neither what kind of strategy are defended by the Military and Civilian Leaders opposing him.
All and both sides are presented as two opposing teams of Cricket Game exchanging charades and leaning heavily on their grievances politicking, “politics mickeying and developing a politique politicienne.”
Both sides in this Pakistan Political Angora are blowing their horn, singing their praises and chanting the failures of the other ones and denouncing the conspiracy. While defending their national stands and stances and trying to present themselves as innocents of all denunciations they are accused of by the other side, each of them forget that the good of Pakistan is the goal, not their personal political ambitions! Said El Mansour Cherkaoui
Pakistan’s former prime minister, Imran Khan, has been wounded by gunfire during a massive demonstration in the eastern part of the country.
Pakistan is a bridge between three political system and rulers
Military – Bureaucratic Regime
Islamic – Nationalist Institutional Government
Technocratic – Modernist Rulers
A national unity drive can be defined from the combination of these 3 options of political and ideological orientations.
Pakistan has often been the issue, the object and the space of political configurations conditioned by the modern history of this country, its geographical location and its internal disputes considering its border relations and the diversity of its ethnic components as well as the domination of the principles of Islam in its raison d’être and its very creation as a new State extracted from the Indian continent with this tear which is still an open wound in the future of Pakistan as a sovereign State.
A wound that haunts the country given that India, a close neighbor, is still the host of millions of Muslims who are in no way respected in their faith or in their Indian citizenship. Faced with such a paradox, Pakistan remains a spectator weighed down by such neighboring and fraternal suffering, while in the north, Pakistan, with a hybrid Muslim population (Sunni and Shiite), remains totally absorbed by the future of another Muslim country, the Afghanistan which is still stunned by the repercussions of the war of national liberation. On its western flank, it is the other antidote that is Shiite Iran, which is going through another suffering and a pain of growth and social learning without equal in the Muslim world.
Pakistan finds itself tossed about by border convulsions accentuating its own internal contradictions, including the southwestern province of Baluchistan, which is the largest in the country, covering almost half of its territory. A cascade of political decisions and individual events had poisoned the institutional relationship between a government and its provincial administration to inflame conflict from independence to the present day.
Moreover, the Muslim League movement, which led to the creation of Pakistan, had its roots in India and had no real supporters among the Pashtuns and the Baluchis. Proponents of a sovereign Baloch state then defended the cultural, ethnic, linguistic and historical specificity of their people against those who advocated the common Muslim religion to justify the integration of Baloch people in the future Pakistan.
In 1947, the independence project failed, Baluchistan obtained its current form, divided between the province of Sistan-Baluchistan in the east of Iran, the administrative province of Baluchistan in the southwest of Pakistan, and the south of Afghanistan. The khan declared Balochistan independent the day after the creation of Pakistan, ready to negotiate in exchange for privileged political and economic relations with the new Muslim state, but the attempt failed and the Pakistani army forcibly invaded the territory. Conflicting relations began between the Pakistani government and what was now its province.
The western part of historical Balochistan is in eastern Iran, grouped into an administrative province under the name of Sistan-Balochistan. We find the same social and economic problems that maintain tensions in Pakistan: economic underdevelopment, illiteracy, ostracism. The region is also a privileged route for drug trafficking, offering a passage to the ocean. This has the effect, in particular, of developing a parallel economy. Tehran has recently renewed its interest in its province by financing (with the help of India) a port in the coastal city of Chabahar. These rare development efforts are not accompanied by notable social policies Socio-economic inequalities are a source of disputes and resistance, however these do not seem to be as organized as in Pakistan. – Translation from French to English by Said El Mansour Cherkaoui – Source
– November 3, 20229:44 AM ET – Heard on Morning Edition
– RACHEL MARTIN LISTEN· 3:39
Thus, in an environment of sudden and uncertain changes coupled with conservative and populist tendencies, while the world of business, like that of international relations, is sliding towards multilateralism and the multiplication of poles of monopolization of economic, financial and decision-making power. In this globalized and global movement, India as a decried cousin and member of the BRICS is a stakeholder and an active force building a foundation in the exploration of space beyond orbits as on the waves of ocean waves. While Pakistan remains marginalized by such movements of redefinition of the international centers of decisions.
Pakistan had saturated its internal forces through its previous role as a supplier and conduit for the supply and training of forces prepared for the Containment Strategy of “Communism”. This part of the recent history of Pakistan had favored for a limited time the creation of a façade of cohesion between the various Pakistani political forces whose internal quarrels, like India, were resolved by the pure physical elimination and simple opposition or government leaders. A common denominator in the resolution of institutional conflicts in India as in Pakistan.
Unlike India, Pakistan was thus forced into a regionalist situation where the ephemeral political presence within the power of the Pakistani State reduced the divisions for Pakistan to have an institutionalized policy and a strategy of stable and continuous development in the consolidation of the internal bases of economic growth coupled with an affirmation of its international aspirations.
Considering the lack of such a mix of internal forces and international capabilities, Pakistan is currently trying, with all these flaws, to position itself in terms of the regionalization of the repercussions of these international interweaving’s and their repercussions on Asia, given the aspirations of China to become the guardian of the gateways and passages of the Eastern Pacific in alliance with North Korea and South West Asia spreading its presence to the Horn of Africa and across the occupation of strategic points in the African continent.
The internal vicissitudes in Pakistan reflect and translate within them the position of the Pakistani State which does not manage to position itself at the geopolitical level in a position capable of defending its national regional and geostrategic interests in the image of India and given the impact of the Muslim religion, following the example of present-day Turkey.
“The fate of Pakistan’s troubled democratic transition rests on its political leadership. Should cooler heads prevail, the two sides could reach some form of negotiated settlement, including on the schedule for the next elections. Should tempers instead keep rising, more violence and turmoil are on the cards, which will further destabilise the polity and undermine a fragile economy at the cost of Pakistani citizens’ lives and livelihoods. “ Source